Who Should I Draft?

Yu Darvish or Rich Hill (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
40 of 59 experts
32%
Recommended by
19 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 53
Best Rank# 8# 16
Worst Rank# 93# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 143# 174
Best Rank# 137# 154
Worst Rank# 148# 187
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts160150
Wins910
Saves00
ERA3.793.51
WHIP1.231.15
   
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  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played825
   
Games Started824
   
Innings Pitched40.1133.1
   
Wins111
   
Losses35
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed36108
   
Earned Runs2254
   
Home Runs Allowed720
   
Strikeouts49150
   
Walks2141
   
ERA4.953.66
   
WHIP1.431.12
   
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2424
   
Games Started2424
   
Innings Pitched140.6136.1
   
Wins910
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed122112
   
Earned Runs5953
   
Home Runs Allowed1818
   
Strikeouts160150
   
Walks5245
   
ERA3.793.51
   
WHIP1.231.15
   
  Yu Darvish
SP - CHC
Yu Darvish
Rich Hill
SP - LAD
Rich Hill
News 
 Yu Darvish (6-8) took the tough luck loss Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing three runs on seven hits and no walks across 8.1 innings. He struck out 12.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
Rich Hill started and fired three scoreless innings in the Dodgers' regular season finale versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 30th
 Yu Darvish (6-7) took the loss Tuesday against the Reds, allowing four runs on six hits and one walk across seven innings. He struck out 13.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 18th
Rich Hill threw two scoreless innings on Tuesday versus the Padres, striking out five and walking two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
 Yu Darvish threw five scoreless frames Saturday against the Brewers, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
Rich Hill has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his left knee.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
 Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish has been scratched from his scheduled Sunday start against the Milwaukee Brewers with right forearm tightness, the team announced. He is expected to be able to make his next start.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 1st
Rich Hill was pulled after 2/3 of an inning in Thursday’s contest against the Orioles due to a left knee injury.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 Yu Darvish (5-6) pitched eight innings of one-run ball to earn the win Tuesday against the Mets. He allowed five hits and one walk, while striking out seven.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 28th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Rich Hill (elbow) will pitch out of the bullpen when he returns to the team.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 12th
Notes 
 Darvish missed most of the 2018 season due to elbow and triceps injuries, and he was clearly not himself for the 40 innings he was able to pitch. Health has been a constant concern for Darvish, but he's been a consistently dominant strikeout pitcher, and last year was the first time in his Major League career that he's had an ERA over 3.90 or WHIP above 1.28. His team context in Chicago remains great, so the chance of a big bounce back season is there if he can just stay off of the DL.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
It's a bit surprising how much the ECR favors Hill over Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Ross Stripling. All are superb options when healthy, but none should be trusted to work any more than 135 innings. So why such a heavy preference for Hill? The unlikely reclamation project turns 39 before starting the season, and he wasn't as elite (3.66 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 3.57 SIERA) in 2018's 132.2 innings. Drafters must exude patience, as he has struggled out of the gate in each of the last two seasons. In what should come as a surprise to nobody, he's already dealing with a short-term MCL injury that will delay his scheduled Opening Day start. He's a strong SP2 or 3 in the starts he makes, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him run out of steam. Just don't drop him much for this injury; such issues were already expected and factored into his draft cost.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Arthroscopic elbow surgery limited Darvish to eight starts in 2018. Adding insult to injury, he wasn't even good (4.95 ERA) in his brief time on the mound. He has now pitched 327 innings over the last four seasons combined. Darvish reportedly added 10-15 pounds of muscle during the offseason, and he said he feels far more comfortable in Chicago after dealing with pressure from signing a hefty contract. There's always the chance he stays healthy and drafters steal an ace with a career 3.49 ERA and 11.04 K/9. There's also, however, enough risk to proceed with caution. He's the ultimate boom-or-bust SP3.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Hill has developed into a high-end fantasy starter in his mid-30s, posting no worse than a 3.66 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 10.18 K/9 over each of the last three seasons. Of course, he's never thrown more than 136 innings in any of those seasons, and we can't expect him to do it this year, either. But he's proven he can be a very valuable fantasy commodity in limited innings, particularly in leagues with a low innings cap.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros